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Clark Recreation Hosts Annual Skateboarding Clinic

May 15, 2022

CLARK, NJ – It has a vocabulary of its own, airwalk, blunt, boneless, drop-in, gap and many more.  Most people are not familiar with the meaning of these words, but soon enough they will become part of the everyday for a new pack of Clark kids that hit the bowls and ramps of their local skate park thanks to joining in on the Annual Clark Recreation Skateboarding Clinic.

According to ...

Clark Kids Get Hooked on Fishing Again This Year

CLARK, NJ – Fourteen of Clark’s kids got themselves “Hooked on Fishing” in the annual clinic organized by Clark Recreation. On Saturday, April 30, children learned how to hook a worm, cast a line and reel in the catch at Tamaques Park.

According to Director, Ralph Bernardo, the fishing program began years ago with avid fisherman and volunteer Lenny Grieco and ...

Clark's Anthony Bogash Inducted into NJ Collegiate Honor Society

CLARK, NJ – Anthony J. Bogash, a 2019 graduate of Arthur L. Johnson High School was inducted into the New Jersey Collegiate Business Administration Association Honor Society on May 6. The organization recognizes those with the highest academic achievement of undergraduates pursuing studies in the field of business. Only the top 1-percent of students at their respective institutions are ...

Three Clark Students Receive Brian Piccolo Awards from Clark UNICO

CLARK, NJ - Anthony Cundari, Tatum Dobbins and Nicholas Pingor were this year’s receipients of the Brian Piccolo award granted by Clark UNICO at a brunch ceremony on Sunday, April 24. 

According to Clark UNICO Vice President Ralph Bernardo, the award is given to high school athletes in pursuit of higher education who demonstrate qualities similar to Brian Piccolo such as courage, ...

Fundraising Initiative Launched to Benefit Family of David Pepe

CLARK, NJ – A fundraising initiative has been established for the family of the late David ‘Dave’ Pepe, a Clark resident and member of the Union County Sheriff's Office (UCSO) who passed away unexpectedly last week.

Pepe, 45, died April 27 and, in an effort to help his wife, Elizabeth (nee Zamorski) and their three daughters, Olivia, 9, and Audrianna ...

Clark American Legion Post 328 Recognizes ALJ Softball at 'Children and Youth' Event

CLARK, NJ – Members of Clark American Legion Post 328 hosted a 'Children and Youth' event on April 20.

During the event, which took place at the Westfield Avenue post, veterans served food and refreshments to members of the Arthur L. Johnson High School JV and Varsity Softball Teams by veterans. 

Commander Joseph 'Butch' Swietek and ...

Friends of the Clark Library to Hold Costume Jewelry Fundraiser April 30

CLARK, NJ  - The Friends of the Clark Library has two in-person fundraising events planned in the coming weeks with the first set to take place this Saturday.

From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 30, the Friends will host a Costume Jewelry Sale. It will take place indoors in the lower level of the Westfield Avenue library and each item available for purchase is $1. 

"Everything is $1 ...

Union Catholic Students Set Guinness World Record for the Most People Simultaneously Watering Plants

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- More than 50 members of the Union Catholic Community helped set a World Record for the most people simultaneously watering plants on Friday. Union Catholic is now the home of two world record holders.

Last summer, Sydney McLaughlin (UC Class of 2017), broke the world record in the 400-meter hurdles when she won the gold medal in that event at the Olympic Games in ...

VIDEO: Bear Strolls Through Clark Early Friday Morning

CLARK, NJ- The old saying is “the early bird gets the worm.” On Friday morning it was a bear up and out in the early morning hours. Officials believe it was the same bear spotted in Westfield the day before.

Clark resident Donna Cacchione’s home security camera caught a bear walking across her lawn on East Lane at approximately 5:30 a.m.  Cacchione said , in her 50 ...

'We Need to Heal and Be in a Better Place,' Says One Clark Resident

CLARK, NJ – Since audio recordings of the mayor and other safety officials using racial slurs and misogynistic language were released, one Clark resident and business owner has been working to organize an event to bring the community together. 

"A lot of people are just out of sorts and…I think that, as a community, we need to heal and be in a better place," ...


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New Brunswick Mayor Cahill Urges Approval of RWJBarnabas Health Transaction with Saint Peter’s HealthCare System

New Brunswick, NJ – New Brunswick Mayor James M. Cahill has thrown his support behind the transaction between Saint Peter’s HealthCare System (“Saint Peter’s”) and RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”), which will lead to the creation of a premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) in New Brunswick.

“Today, New Brunswick residents in need ...

NJ Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Supports RWJBarnabas Health Transaction with Saint Peter’s HealthCare System

New Brunswick, NJ – The Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey ("SHCCNJ") threw its support behind the proposed transaction between RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and St. Peter's HealthCare System, which will lead to the creation of a premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) in New Brunswick. 

In a letter to the Federal Trade ...

Union County Approves 2022 Budget. See Tax Impact in Your Town

May 16, 2022

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The county Board of Commissioners following a public hearing Thursday adopted a $​​513.7 million budget, which does not increase the county-wide tax levy.

While the spending plan comes with an average tax decrease of $28 for county homeowners, the impact varies by municipality with the average homeowner in Union County slated to pay $2,066 in county taxes this year. In ...

Union County Commissioners Defend One of Their Own in Race For Surrogate

ELIZABETH, NJ — Union County commissioners defended the qualifications of Vice Commissioner Chair Christopher Hudak in his race for county surrogate after a resident speaking at Thursday’s board meeting demanded Hudak withdraw his candidacy.

Surrogates administer the legal process which takes place after residents of a county die individually owning assets in New Jersey. They also ...

Mount Saint Mary Academy Captures Euro Challenge Win

WATCHUNG – Kathleen Brennan, Math Department Chairperson at Mount Saint Mary Academy in Watchung, reported that the Mount's Euro Challenge team edged out four other finalists in the competition on May 19th. Their topic was Gender Inequality in Germany. 

The sophomore presenters included: Zoe Daly of Piscataway, Victoria Fekete of Livingston, Lillian Del Rossi of Union, ...

Saint Joe's Valedictorian Credits Extracurricular Activities for His Academic Success

METUCHEN, NJ -- There was very little doubt in Aayush Agnihotri’s mind when it came to choosing where he wanted to attend high school. Aside from the wide array of academic offerings and extracurricular activities, there was a deeper connection to Saint Joseph High School that only a select few understand - the legacy connection. 

After seeing his older brother, Aniket (Saint ...

Union County Clerk Offers Saturday Hours for Voters to Request a Vote-by-Mail Ballot in Person

May 20, 2022

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi announces that the County Clerk’s Elections Offices in Elizabeth and Westfield will be open for extended hours on Saturday, June 4 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., for anyone seeking to obtain a Vote-By-Mail ballot for the 2022 Primary Election. The extended hours are offered on a walk-in basis. No appointment is needed.

The Primary Election will be held on ...

Don’t Forget to B.Y.O. Bag Starting Wednesday, May 4

On Wednesday, May 4, a new state law called the “Bag Ban” goes into effect. When it does, supermarkets will not hand out any free, single-use paper or plastic shopping bags. Customers will have to bring their own shopping bags, or purchase them at the supermarket.

Other retail stores and restaurants can continue to provide free paper shopping bags, but they will not be allowed to ...

The facts are clear about prostate cancer – and what you can do about it

Prostate cancer is dangerous – right? The disease remains the number one solid organ cancer diagnosis among men in the United States, with more than 248,000 newly diagnosed cases each year. Yet while there can be great differences in how prostate cancer affects each patient, there’s little debate that it is important to monitor for the disease.

Urologist Naeem Rahman, MD, part of ...

New Jersey Warns of Price Gouging During Nationwide Baby Formula Shortage

May 21, 2022

NEWARK, NJ —New Jersey's Acting Attorney General and the Division of Community Affairs (DCA) are warning customers and merchants statewide about price gouging and any fraud dealing with the sale of baby formula in New Jersey.

“The current baby formula shortage may have scammers and unscrupulous vendors coming out of the woodwork to take advantage of parents at a vulnerable ...

Gas Prices in New Jersey Reach Another Record High

NEW JERSEY — Gas prices in New Jersey have reached another all-time high.

The average price of a gallon of unleaded reached $4.72 on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. That's up seven cents from the day before, 23 cents from last week and nearly 70 cents from last month. Those figures are according to AAA.

The Newark and Trenton areas are paying the most statewide, according ...